SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the dual-county Range and Pasture Workshop December 11 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora.

SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the dual-county Range and Pasture Workshop December 11 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora.

The workshop, conducted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton and Edwards counties, will open with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration is $15 by December 7 and $25 thereafter. The fees include program materials, lunch and refreshments during the breaks. To preregister and for more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County at 325-387-3101.

“This workshop will be chock-full of information producers need now to help them with their management decisions in the coming months,” said Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent in Sutton County. “As the calendar winds down, we’ll take this opportunity to see what the pros say about grain prices for the current year and take a peek at what weather we may have in store for next year. Our producers can be better prepared for what feed costs will be and how to best manage their livestock if we can give them an idea of what rainfall models are predicting.

“We’ll also offer an overview of some of the ranch demonstration trials being done

in our area using new technologies to match lambs and ewes to help producers improve their lamb and kid crops and thus the quality of their herd. And finally, we’ll make known some of the results from the AgriLife herbicide trials being conducted in our area to better combat problem brush in our part of the world.”

Topics and speakers will include:

- Boosting Lamb and Kid Crops Through Technology - Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.

- Grain Updates and Winter Feed Cost Outlook –

Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.

- Brush Control and Herbicide Update - Dr. Bob Lyons

, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde

- Long Range Weather Outlook - Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service meteorologist, San Angelo.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one integrated pest management and two general, will be offered.